Jason Eckert

Aside from being 98% chimp, I am a dean, teacher, author, father, grandfather, musician, science buff, arcade game freak, technogeek, software engineer, cloud architect, computer collector, UNIX & Linux preacher, coffee worshipper and outdoor adventure lover. The illustration shown here was created by Choolee (https://art-by-choolee.com) based on her impression of me only. I’m also pretty easy to get along with. Feel free to drop me a line via email (jason.eckert@trios.com), Twitter or LinkedIn (I ditched Facebook/Meta many years ago for good and so should you). You can use the Sections menu in the navbar to peruse my site, or search for specific articles and blog posts using either Search or Archive. Recent articles and blog posts are listed below.


My first textbook is now in its sixth edition

Back in 2001, I wrote a Linux textbook. Twenty-two years later, it's in its sixth edition and contains some incredible features geared to the modern learner and learning environment.

I've now been teaching tech for 25 years!

Back in 1998, I never thought I'd still be teaching in 2023. But I'm glad I stuck with it, and it's been a wild and rewarding ride.

Linux is making Apple Great Again

MAGA pun aside, Linux is doing more for Apple hardware than macOS right now... at least in the eyes of some old UNIX nerds like me.

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